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Richard Christie appealed a grant of summary judgment following dismissal of his cause of action for violations of the Iowa Civil Rights Act and wrongful discharge against his employer. In reversing the grant of summary judgment, the Court of Appeals held that Christie had generated fact questions on both claims. Christie was employed by Crawford […]